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Antikythera Mechanism

Greek Scientists Call Antikythera Mechanism 'World's First Computer'

The overall analysis of the inscriptions found inside the Antikythera Mechanism was presented on Thursday by the study group of the enigmatic object. In an event held at the Katerina Laskaridis Historical Foundation Library. The findings are the result of...

Forget Conspiracy Theories Says Head of Antikythera Mechanism Research Team

"Conspiracy theories did not exist in the antiquity. The ancient Greeks were rationalists and scientists with the original sense of the term. All scientific researches on the Antikythera Mechanism, one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world, dated...

Replica of Antikythera Mechanism to Go on Display at National Observatory Museum in Thissio

A new replica of the famous Antikythera Mechanism, whose remains are currently at Greece's National Archaeological Museum, has been built and put on display in the National Observatory of Athens, Nymphs' Hill, Thissio. Described as the world's first 'analog computer', the...

Τhe Μystery of the Antikythera Shipwreck Further Unfolds

The Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities, in collaboration with the American Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has completed the digital underwater surveying and dimensional precision display of the Shipwreck of Antikythera. Last year's imprinting pinpointed the exact shipwreck site of the vessel...

Antikythera Mechanism More Ancient Than Believed

The Antikythera mechanism, the ancient clock like device that tracked the cycles of the solar system, is more ancient than it has been estimated so far, according to a new study. The mechanism, also called the world's oldest computer by...

New Video of Antikythera Shipwreck Treasures

A new video of the Antikythera ancient shipwreck has been released by kithera.gr showing the impressive underwater findings. The video is seven minutes long and presents all important information regarding the findings so far, along with the historical facts pertaining...

Video Maps Antikythera Shipwreck and Shows New Discoveries

Despite the official attempt to keep a lid on the discoveries of the latest Antikythera shipwreck expedition, some details from a video showing the new discoveries have been leaked. According to sources familiar with the video, the bronze spear that was discovered, was...

Samaras to Visit Antikythera as Famous Shipwreck is Mapped

On Sunday, October 5, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras will visit the area of the famous Antikythera shipwreck. The trip comes as a group of Greek, American and Swiss researchers map the the ancient shipwreck's immediate environs. The international team, which has already started geophysical...

Special Diving Gear To Explore Antikythera Underwater Archaeological Site

The Antikythera Mechanish is known for being the world’s oldest computer device. It was used by ancient Greeks to track the solar system's cycles. The device was discovered by sponge divers near a shipwreck just off the coast of the Greek...

Archaeology to Enlist 'Robot Suit' to Scour Seabed Near Roman-era Antikythera Shipwreck

Using the latest advances in technology and robotics, archaeology will strive to extract more secrets from an ancient shipwreck that once yielded the unique Antikythera Mechanism, representing one of humanity's earliest steps on the road to high technology. The 2000-year-old...